Welcome to the Rincon Ramblers Home Page!
Phil Salazar, Danny Wilson, Bill Flores, & Jon Wilcox
"The Ramblers have succeeded in capturing the spirit of the Rincon Coast with acoustic music so pure, yet wild, expansive and free! They are a pleasure to experience..."--Chris Hillman
"Talent-wise, this band of Ventura County locals is about as close as it gets to a super group, and thus about as good as it gets..."--Bill Locey, Los Angeles Times
Having played together informally over the years. the Rincon Ramblers emerged in 1994 as a "loosely-knit super group of local acoustic players," combining four of the South Coast's busiest and most respected musicians - Jon Wilcox, Phil Salazar, Bill Flores, and Dan Wilson. All native sons of the Santa Barbara-Ventura area, each brings decades of performing, recording, and writing experience from their respective solo careers and stints with Marley's Ghost, the Acousticats, Chris Hillman, John McEuen's String Wizards, Kate Wolf, the Fender Benders, the Pontiax, and Crossroads.
Fiddler Phil Salazar is an acknowledged "young masters". Mandolin player Jon Wilcox is an exceptionally soulful and inventive singer and songwriter. Together they combine to give the Rincon Ramblers a unique and commanding vocal presence. Danny Wilson and Bill Flores are both dynamic and versatile multi-instrumentalists and writers, providing rhythmic foundation and musical coloration which enables the band to shine in a variety of styles ranging from modern and traditional folk and bluegrass to Celtic, Cajun, R&B, the occasional Dead-style jam and "progressive surfgrass." Bill and Danny are also members of "The Lowly Sidemen", part of the new group "The Tatters", which includes Danny's wife, Mary, who occasionally joins the Ramblers with her lovely vocals. Alan Thornhill has his own solo career now, check out his web site!
The Rincon Ramblers play regularly at a variety of venues north of Los Angeles and have been favorites at festivals up and down the West Coast including Strawberry (Yosemite), Live Oak, Wild Iris, The Kate Wolf Memorial, Columbia River Gorge, and others. With the 1997 release of their CD The Green Rolling Hills of La Conchita, the band has received enthusiastic reviews in the national press as well as consistent radio airplay from as far afield as Scotland and Australia. Great music will not be denied. Roll On, Mighty Ramblers!
In its brief but illustrious career, the Rincon Ramblers have shared the concert and festival stage with the following: Sam Bush and John Cowan - the Laurie Lewis Band - John Prine - Richard Thompson - Maura O'Connell - Mike Seeger - the Bad Livers - Tim O'Brien - Kelly Jo Phelps - Nanci Griffith - New West - Jimmy Adams - Greg Brown - Cheryl Wheeler - Robin & Linda Williams - and more!
See the Rincon Ramblers!
8:00 PM, Friday, March 14, 2008
Zoey's Upstairs (in the El Jardin Courtyard across Main Street from Franky's)
451 East Main Street between Oak & California
Get their great CD!!
Here's what's on the album...
Whitesburg (Intro) (Traditional)
Walk On By (Alan Thornhill & Chris Hillman)
Last Letter Home (David McDade & J. H. Brown)
The Rising of the Moon (Kate Wolf)
Mary Mary (Dan Wilson)
Steam-Powered Aereoplane (John Hartford)
How Will I Ever Be Simple Again? (Richard Thompson)
Irish Medley (Traditional)
The Circle Is Small (Gordon Lightfoot)
The Good Ship Hispaniola (Jon Wilcox)
Dobro Twist (Graves & McCormick)
Taking Her Time (Alan Thornhill, Chris Hillman, & Jim Monahan)
Here are the lyrics..
To get the Rincon Ramblers "Green Rolling Hills of La Conchita"
visit Sage Arts.
For Jon Wilcox's CDs "Song Traveler" and "Still Life"
order from Sage Arts.
For Dan Wilson's CD "All of Me", order from CDBaby at 1-800-BUY-MY-CD.
For booking info, call or write:
1407 School Hoause Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
The Rincon Ramblers: Danny, Phil, Jon, & Bill
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